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Four Matches in Four Days Await Eastern Florida Tennis
April 1, 2014 - Thanks to consecutive rainouts last week Eastern Florida's women's tennis team faces four Florida College System Activities Association matches in four days over the next week.
The Titans, who are 3-7 and ranked 19th in the latest ITA College Tennis Rankings, travel to Bradenton to play State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota on Thursday and to St. Petersburg to play St. Petersburg College on Friday. Both matches are make-ups from rainouts.
Eastern Florida then returns home to Melbourne's Jimmy Moore Tennis Complex for its final two regular-season matches, hosting Broward College at 3 p.m. Saturday and Hillsborough Community College at noon on Sunday.
The Titans then have three days to prepare for the April 10-12 FCSAA Tournament at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs. The tournament will be seeded based on results of regular-season matches between the six FCSAA teams: Eastern Florida, Broward, Hillsborough, St. Petersburg, State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota and Florida State College Jacksonville.
The top three team finishers in the FCSAA tournament advance to the NJCAA Division I National Tournament in Tyler, TX in May.
Eastern Florida has not played since dropping a 7-2 decision to NCAA Division II Washburn College on March 20. Head coach Chuck Jacobs says his team is ready to play and compete.
"They wanted to practice as we sat through rain delays last week but there was nowhere to go," Eastern Florida head coach Chuck Jacobs said of his players.
"The stretch of four matches in four days will be tough but it's not anything they aren't used to. When they play in tournaments there are plenty of back-to-back and consecutive matches.
"They will be up to the challenge of the four matches in four days and the FCSAA tournament."